Being and Doing – 7 April – Vitality of Good and Evil
THERE is no sort of wrong deed of which a man can bear the punishment alone; you can’t isolate yourself and say that the evil which is in you shall not spread. Men’s lives are as thoroughly blended with each other as the air they breathe; evil spreads as necessarily as disease.
A GREAT act does not perish with the life of him who performed it, but lives and grows up into like acts in those who survive the doer thereof and cherish his memory.
THE doors of your soul are open on others, and theirs on you… Simply to be in this world, whatever you are, is to exert an influence, an influence, too, compared with which mere language and persuasion are feeble.
These quotes are from ‘Being and Doing’ A selection of helpful thoughts from various authors arranged for daily reading.
Collected by Constance M Whishaw and first published in 1908 for members of the Being and Doing Guild whose object is to do all they can for the relief of suffering and misery.
Most of the writers are 19th Century Christians from Britain and Europe who were committed to living their faith through deeds as well as words – Being AND Doing.
For many years these words have kept me company and encouraged me on the journey of faith. I hope they will encourage others also.